# [OS X TeX] Lambda Bar Symbol

Richard J Benish rjbenish at teleport.com
Sun Aug 2 06:36:13 CEST 2009

```Terrific!

Thank you very much.

Richard

At 7:01 PM -0700 8/1/09, Erik Jensen wrote:
>You should have the packages and fonts you need installed already in
>any recent standard MacTeX install.
>
>One lambdabar is part of txfonts which you can get at by putting:
>\usepackage{txfonts}
>
>just after the \documentclass line of your latex file. Then you get
>lambdabar using:
>\$\lambdabar\$
>
>in the text (note it is accessed in mathmode (i.e. inside the \$\$ or
>similar). There are a few different lambdabars in different packages
>if you want a slightly different look- you can see them in Scott's
>
>Regards,
>Erik.
>
>On 1-Aug-09, at 5:23 PM, Richard J Benish wrote:
>
>>Would someone please explain the most painless way to get a
>>Lambda-bar symbol (as for Compton wavelength, a lowercase lambda
>>with a bar through the ascender)?
>>
>>four Lambda-bars with their commands. None of them work on my
>>system (TexShop 2.10, OS 10.4.11).
>>
>>I went to the website referred to by Pakin for more info, but I
>>didn't see anything of help (or I didn't understand what I was
>>looking at).
>>
>>I've never loaded a new font for LaTex before. Every time I've
>>thought about doing so, the appearance of complicated rigamarole